These Celebrities Have Opened Up About Their Mental Health
To help raise awareness around mental health, we want to shine a light on the reality that many individuals struggle with underlying mental health disorders alongside their diagnosis of substance use disorder. Often, these co-occurring disorders control every facet of a person’s life and leave them feeling isolated, alone, and at risk for addiction.
Despite fortune and fame, celebrities are people just like the rest of us, and they are as vulnerable to mental health issues as anyone else. It’s important to realize that you are not alone if you struggle with depression, anxiety, PTSD, or any other form of mental health issue. Help and resources are available for those who are struggling to cope. Hearing the stories of others who have faced similar battles and discovered ways to manage them can be incredibly comforting and help motivate the desire to reach out for help.
Here are eight celebrities who have publicly struggled with mental health and have opened up about it in the hopes of helping others:
The sister of the popular singer, Myley Cyrus, struggles with depression and anxiety. She understands the importance of opening up about mental health and allowing individuals to realize that they are not alone in this battle.
The rapper has struggled with depression despite being reserved about it on her social media platforms. In light of her depression, Lizzo finds solace in writing songs about her experiences with this mental health disorder which has been a healthy outlet for her.
The singer came out about her struggle with mental illness in 2018. She took a hiatus from the social media world to focus on herself and her well-being after being diagnosed with depression and anxiety. She now manages her mental illness through coping mechanisms that have helped her better navigate the emotions that come with struggling.
Janet Jackson rose to stardom in the spotlight noticed her mental health faltering during her 30s. She struggled with low confidence when she was younger, which in turn affected how she viewed herself as an adult. However, Janet has learned how to cope with her depression and attributes her success in managing her mental wellness to ongoing support.
The singer struggles with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and anxiety, a dangerous combination when not adequately managed or dealt with. Her constant travels for work and being in the limelight exacerbated her symptoms. She works daily on mindfulness and copes with her mental health so she can continue to perform and do what she loves.
The singer opened up about her battle with bipolar disorder after realizing that being in denial about her mental well-being was not helping her but was hurting her even more. After going to treatment and learning how to better cope with her symptoms, she is able to concentrate on her career while managing her bipolar disorder.
Generalized and clinical anxiety was taking a significant toll on Shawn. He found solace in writing songs based on his experiences and struggles with mental health, which has helped him immensely. He continues to successfully manage his anxiety and advocates for others who have similar struggles to seek help.
The supermodel struggles with ongoing anxiety and is in the midst of focusing on stabilizing herself so she can attain her career aspirations.
Seeking Help for Mental Health and Substance Abuse at WhiteSands
Celebrities are like anybody else; they are just as susceptible to the disease of addiction as the general public. For those struggling with underlying mental health disorders or addiction, WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab offer alcohol and drug rehab as well as dual diagnosis treatment. Through one-on-one tailored programs designed based on patients’ unique needs, clients will have every opportunity to succeed in long-lasting recovery. If you or someone close to you is struggling with a drug or alcohol dependency problem and mental health disorder, get in touch with our team today.
If you or a loved one needs help with abuse and/or treatment, please call the WhiteSands Treatment at (877) 855-3470. Our addiction specialists can assess your recovery needs and help you get the addiction treatment that provides the best chance for your long-term recovery.